Valentine's Day Book Review and Giveaway: The Science of Kissing by Sheril Kirshenbaum (Ends 2/27) CLOSED

Sunday, February 13, 2011 Posted by Dina N

Today, I have the perfect book to celebrate Valentine's Day with: The Science of Kissing by Sheril Kirshenbaum! What's in a kiss - and what goes on behind the scenes? Read on!

Book Description
From a noted science journalist comes a wonderfully witty and fascinating exploration of how and why we kiss.

When did humans begin to kiss? Why is kissing integral to some cultures and alien to others? Do good kissers make the best lovers? And is that expensive lip-plumping gloss worth it? Sheril Kirshenbaum, a biologist and science journalist, tackles these questions and more in THE SCIENCE OF KISSING. It's everything you always wanted to know about kissing but either haven't asked, couldn't find out, or didn't realize you should understand. The book is informed by the latest studies and theories, but Kirshenbaum's engaging voice gives the information a light touch. Topics range from the kind of kissing men like to do (as distinct from women) to what animals can teach us about the kiss to whether or not the true art of kissing was lost sometime in the Dark Ages. Drawing upon classical history, evolutionary biology, psychology, popular culture, and more, Kirshenbaum's winning book will appeal to romantics and armchair scientists alike.



My Review
The Science of Kissing: What Our Lips Are Telling Us is a fascinating look behind the lips - erm, scenes - of a kiss. The author bases her book on scientific research and makes it as informative as it is entertaining. I enjoyed reading about the origins of kissing, the parallels that exist in the animal world, and how kisses evolved through history. What happens in our brains and bodies when we kiss and just how scientists study kissing are just as interesting. Finally, there are chapters on the future of kissing and the right chemistry. 

Last but not least, the book says it best: "For no matter how it began, why we do it, and where it takes place, a kiss often celebrates perhaps the greatest emotion of all: love."



The Giveaway
Thanks to publisher Hachette Book Group, I am hosting a giveaway for three (3) copies of The Science of Kissing by Sheril Kirshenbaum.

To enter, please comment below what's the last good book you've read.

You may do any and all of the following for extra chances to win:

  • follow me on twitter and tweet about this giveaway, feel free to copy and paste: "#Win 1 of 3 copies of The Science of Kissing by Sheril Kirshenbaum! #Giveaway ends 2/27 @aitmama #contests #books
    http://tiny.cc/yg2dl" – you may do this once a day;
  • if you join The Science of Kissing Facebook Group, comment below for an extra entry;
  • follow the author on twitter @Sheril_ ;
  • go here for additional ways to get extra entries.
The deadline to enter is February 27, 2011, 11:59pm EST. The winners will be randomly selected and notified by e-mail. They will have 72 hours to get back to me, or alternates will be chosen. Subject to this site's Official Rules.

Open to residents 18+ of U.S. and Canada only. No P.O. box addresses, please. Winners will be subject to the one copy per household rule, which means that if they win the same title in two or more contests, they will receive only one copy of the title in the mail. Winners will receive their prizes directly from Hachette Book Group.


Disclaimer / Disclosure: I received a complimentary copy of the book with no obligation for a positive review. No compensation - monetary or in kind - has been obtained for this post. Cover art and book description courtesy of the publisher or PR firm.  

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